Moment of silence to be held in Upshaw's memory

Updated: August 22, 2008, 10:24 PM ET
Associated Press

Hall of Fame player and longtime NFL union head Gene Upshaw will be remembered this weekend with a moment of silence at NFL exhibition games.

Upshaw, who served as the executive director of the NFL Players Association for 25 years, died Wednesday night of pancreatic cancer at his home near California's Lake Tahoe, just days after learning he had the disease. He was 63.

The NFL said Friday that it had sent a memo to the teams hosting the preseason games to ensure Upshaw would be honored. ...

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